Daily LIFT #760
Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, July 22 1932 -- Daily LIFT #760
The photographer, Mikhail Ozersky, in 1963 wrote of the photo that was taken on July 22 1932:
We were rebuilding society here on earth. Our scientists were looking toward outer space. Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, founder of the theory of interplanetary flight, was dreaming of manned cosmic rockets. He said, "There is one thing that I am firmly convinced of, that the Soviet Union will be first. "I met the pioneering scientist in Kaluga where he lived and worked. His hearing was poor, but he saw into the ages. This is the first time this photo has been published.